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    Of Half-Baked Requests And Baked-In Clothes

    | Calgary, AB, Canada | Crazy Requests, Top

    (I work in a custom ceramics shop were we offer a touch-up/repainting service. A woman in a formal dress comes in with an armful of garden gnomes.)

    Customer: “I need these gnomes to match this dress.”

    Me: “Okay, we can do that. Do you mind if we take a picture for reference?”

    Customer: “It’s for a wedding.”

    Me: “That’s nice.”

    Customer: “It’s this afternoon.”

    Me: “This afternoon?”

    Customer: “Yes, at three. What, did you think I just walked around dressed like this all the time?”

    Me: “Ma’am, I’m sorry, but we can’t help you. It would take the better part of a day just to paint all these little guys, and it takes at least three hours for the glaze to dry completely.”

    Customer: “You don’t need to paint them! Just get them to change their little clothes!”

    Me: “Ma’am, these are garden gnomes.”

    Customer: “Exactly! Now, unfreeze them and make them change! I’m going to be late!”